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New Experience: First full-body massage

Starting the year in the way I plan to continue it, I visited Sorbet for my first ever full-body massage.

Full-body massage experience

Let me start off by saying hi and welcome to 2017! It took me a little while to get back into the swing of blogging again, but I’m back and let’s get started.

New Year’s Resolutions are not something I tend to sign up for every year. I love that the New Year is a great time to take a look at the last year and perhaps make changes, but I don’t think that New Year’s Resolutions work. Not for me at least. I did however take a step back, look back over 2015 and 2016 and decide that a few changes need to be made in order for 2017 to be the best year I can possibly make it.

A happy ending

Happy ending by UnsplashFirstly, this is not the post I had planned for today, but hey, life happens. I’m just happy that I’m blogging at all!

So have you ever had one of those days that just promises to be a jerk from the moment you open your eyes? Nothing specific happens, but there’s that… tingle in the air. You find yourself looking around, wondering what’s going to happen next. I hate those days. Mostly because they often turn out to be the worst sort of days. What makes it worse is that I’m a fairly positive human being. It’s how I deal with all sorts of situations. Focus on the good. Focus on the highlights. Ignore the bad stuff! (So healthy, I know.)

A year of saying goodbye

Dad's balloons

On the 20th of September 2015, my father passed away. It’s been one year since that day, one year since my life changed forever.

I wrote about Dad passing away over on my old blog. You can read about it here: Saying goodbye to my dad. But this post, is about my life since that day. And it probably won’t be pretty. These are just words that need to get out, one way or another. And when you’re a writer, it’s best that they come out like this.

I remember the 20th of September 2015 as if it were last week. It was a Sunday and just about everything seems to be in the sharpest detail. From the message I received that Dad had been taken to hospital as he wasn’t feeling well, to the crushing, numbing, soul-shattering realisation that I was about to say goodbye to my father. For real this time. We’ve had scares before, when he had his first heart attack just before my 11th birthday, or when he had a bipass and almost didn’t make the recovery. It was different this time. That one message told me that this was it. I was going to lose him.

The tale of my first tattoo

Tattoo
This post has been a long time coming. Unfortunately I got my very first tattoo during my blogging dry spell so I missed out on the chance to share my excitement as it was happening. But now that I’m back, I thought I’d share about my first tattoo, when and where I got inked, and why I decided to take the permanent plunge at last.

The first buzz

Let me start off by saying that this first tattoo has been in the pipeline for a very long time. I’ve always loved tattoos and since a child, I’ve been drawn to other people’s body art. My grandfather, uncle, and siblings all have tattoos and I knew it was only a matter of time before I took the plunge. I’m a fairly level-headed human being and I was determined to NOT be one of those silly 18-year-old girls who just got any old tattoo without doing any research and then regretting it a few years later.

My plus-size model-for-a-day experience with Spree and Evans

If you receive emails from Spree.co.za, one of South Africa’s largest online retailers, you recently may have seen this:

Spree and Evans Plus

Yup, that’s my face. Right there in the front row. No, I haven’t decided to leave copywriting and social media behind me and be a model (my laptop and pajamas would miss me too much), but I did win the chance to be a plus-size model for the day with Spree and Evans!